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SolarEdge launches residential battery and inverter

From pv magazine USA

SolarEdge Technologies announced its North American launch of two products: its Energy Bank battery and Energy Hub inverter.

SolarEdge said the DC-coupled residential energy storage battery provides 9.7 kWh of backup power. It can be connected in parallel with eight additional batteries, delivering up to 87 kWh of backup capacity. It has a round-trip efficiency of 94.5%, said the company. It said its DC-coupled technology requires one power conversion, rather than the three conversions that are needed with  AC-coupled technology.

The battery is able to be charged while simultaneously exporting power to the grid for utility bill credits.

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The Energy Hub inverter ranges from 7.6kW to 11.4kW PV power and 10.3 kW backup power, with 200% DC oversizing to deliver higher energy yield for the home. The company said the backup power inverters simplify installations by reducing the need for main panel upgrades.

The devices can be connected wirelessly, and can link up with the SolarEdge Home EV charger. The equipment can be monitored and managed from the company’s mobile app. The software helps prioritize loads based on homeowner preferences, and applies algorithms that aid economical decisions, while accounting for external factors like weather events.

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Source: pv magazine